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http://lifehacker.com/5848665/the-true-cost-of-commuting

The only question that remains after reading this is why they don't do it. Schools? Housing stock? Housing costs? Or is it a big cultural assumption -- that we are all supposed to have two cars and a backyard before we bring children into the world.
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Negative induced demand is on display in LA. Maybe they only drive because of the 405? Its hard to believe a traffic study would have predicted this weekend's "unusually light" traffic.
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See Bogota's "Pico y Placa" policy.
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http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/the-greenest-way-to-travel-infographic.php?campaign=daily_nl#ch02

Two things to notice in this graphic: First, the substantial difference between electric and "average" (presumably diesel fueled) trains.

Second, and more importantly, that fuel efficiencies track practical (time-based) efficiencies. That is, trips over 500 miles -- fly. Trips under 500 miles -- train or bus. Trips up to 10 miles (if you're in shape for it) -- bike. So whether you're trying to save the world, or just save time, the answer is the same.
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From now on I'm going to watch this Dutch Cycling Embassy video every time I feel like giving up on planning.

http://vimeo.com/29401217
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I guess the Dutch on those heavy bikes are more stable than me on my Sirrus.
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Land Use Attorney; Cartographer; Graphic Designer; Planner
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Ian Rasmussen is an attorney, graphic designer and urbanist. Having graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2008, Ian now practices zoning law in New York City. This role offers a unique perspective on the land use process that continues to inform his views on urbanism. At the same time, Ian is the principal of Urban Cartographics; a mapping, planning and design firm focused on the land use and zoning process in New York.

Ian lives in Forest Hills Gardens with his wife Erika.
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Won a New York City bike messenger race in October 1999. Was a train conductor. Produced three Mash-up DJ mix tapes. Reads constantly, most recently on positive psychology.
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